Donaldson Callif Perez, which specializes in documentary and independent film and television productions, will occupy 8,973 square feet in the three-story structure, which comprises approximately 30,000 square feet of offices and street-level retail space.
“Our firm is dedicated to supporting independent content creators, enabling them to tell their stories their way, and West Adams is an ideal location as it is a flourishing community of independent innovators, with new business enterprises and entrepreneurs gravitating to the neighborhood,” said Donaldson Callif Perez Lisa Callif in a news release.
Here's what we're reading this week:
Los Angeles media disses Atlanta Braves' mixed-use The Battery With the Dodgers and Braves in the midst of the NLCS, our sister site Urbanize Atlanta caught L.A. Times columnist Bill Plaschke throwing shade at The Battery, the mixed-use development flanking Truist Park. Plaschke, who compared the area to a Waffle House and a sterile shopping mall, may not be wrong. But is it all that different than L.A. Live, or pretty much any other stadium/arena-adjacent district built in the past 20 years? And with an endless sea of parking surrounding Dodger Stadum, do we really have room to talk? (Urbanize Atlanta)
The Man Who Canceled L.A.'s First Movie Museum "We're told it took a century of dreaming for Los Angeles to realize the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Left on history's cutting-room floor is the fact that L.A. came this close to having a ginormous movie museum in the 1960s. It was stopped by one aggrieved citizen with a gun, Steven E. Anthony. Anthony's tale falls somewhere between Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and MAGA America. It involves treacherous Young Republicans, Hollywood elites, and a flurry of flimsy legal arguments taken all the way to the Supreme Court. The story ends not with a museum but with a parking lot, paved from the paradise of one arguable sociopath." (LACMA on Fire)
Long Beach to receive over $3M in SB1 funds to improve Market St. and Orange Ave. (cycle track included) "The California Transportation Commission has approved over $3M in investment on two major Long Beach streets—Orange Avenue and Market Street—that will include bulb-outs, ADA-compliant sidewalks, bike lanes, and more." (LongBeachize)
A battle over the future of L.A. Zoo: Should it expand to compete with Disney, Universal? "The $650-million plan involves removing nearly all its remaining native woodlands to make room for the makeover, and that is raising the ire of some environmentalists." (LA Times)
Videos show the future of Colorado Boulevard in Eagle Rock with new bus lanes "The videos show animated renderings of Eagle Rock’s section of the Bus Rapid Transit line that's set to run between North Hollywood to Pasadena. It's an 18-mile express bus lane from the North Hollywood Metro Station to the L Line in Old Town Pasadena." (The Eastsider)
L.A. City Council votes to suspend Mark Ridley-Thomas after he was indicted on federal charges "Ridley-Thomas, 66, entered pleas to bribery, fraud and conspiracy for allegedly trying to help his son obtain a University of Southern California tuition and teaching position by offering to help steer contracts to the debt-ridden School of Social Work. He could face decades in federal prison if convicted. (KTLA)